Today Ought deliver an exceptional new video which debuted with NPR’s All Songs TV. Watch / Share: “Beautiful Blue Sky” via YouTube Here
“Beautiful Blue Sky was meant to present a structure that felt like a surreal dream that paired with my interpretation of the ideas Ought presents in the song” says director Bobby McHugh. “Clarity, balance and happiness can be the direct result of movement and breath, while our obsession with development, consumerism and frustration with the banalities of our everyday experience can cause feelings of nihilism and depression that at their extreme can render us immobile and constrained. In this video I tried to weave together two dreamy, surreal storylines that reflect these two competing states of being.”
Ought kick off a headlining North American tour tonight in Boston. More dates have been added; highlights include two nights in NYC, D.C., Austin, Nashville and Priests join them this round to support. Full list of dates available below.
Ought convey an earnest and exuberant post-punk: dextrous and exacting while bursting with propulsive and fluid energy, as indebted to Cap’n Jazz as to Talking Heads. In case you’ve missed it, the thrilling and adventurous Montréal-based rock quartet have had a hell of a two years, earning universal acclaim for both their 2014 breakout debut More Than Any Other Day and follow up Sun Coming Down which are both out now on Constellation.